Plainfield, NJ Mayor Goes After City Council Members for Not Praying or Properly Saluting Flag

In Plainfield, New Jersey, mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs is having a “feud” with city council member Rebecca Williams: What is Williams doing that’s such a travesty to the city? First off, councilwoman at-large Rebecca Williams “grunts” during meetings, says Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs and even worse, the mayor says, Williams doesn’t salute the American flag. But she [Read More...]

Pete Stark’s Message at the Reason Rally

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) — the only openly non-theistic member of Congress — was one of only two politicians who spoke (via video) at the Reason Rally. These were his comments: Best line (1:29): “I’ve noticed that, ironically, the more a member of Congress talks about religion, the less they do to help people.” (via [Read More...]

Could Cecil Bothwell Become the Second Atheist Member of Congress?

It’s tough to get elected to Congress in general, much more so when you’re running as an independent. But that’s what Cecil Bothwell decided to do in North Carolina. The Asheville City Council member wanted to take on “Blue Dog” (conservative) Democrat Heath Shuler. Bothwell, as you might recall, is an out atheist. That fact [Read More...]

My Speech at the Reason Rally

Here’s the full recap. And here’s the speech I prepared… whether it came out this way or not, I have no idea. I was distracted by the crowd of 1,000,000. It has taken many people many years to put together this event and I hope everyone has a great time. But if you go home [Read More...]

Tennessee Legislators Want to Make It Easier for Christians to Proselytize During School Functions

Representatives in Tennessee are trying to pass something called the “Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act.” Sounds awesome. Antidiscrimination?! Who’d be against that?! You. Here’s why. The bill would make it easier for “select students” to use their leadership positions in public schools as grounds to preach their religious (or anti-religious) beliefs. The same bill was vetoed [Read More...]


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